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Health & Beauty Volunteer

About this role

Being in hospital is a difficult experience for anyone, but particularly for children and young people, who are away from their home comforts and regular routine. Many would benefit from a boost in confidence and self-esteem or simply a special treat. That's where you come in! Help brighten up a patient's day and make them feel much better by offering a short beauty treatment or mini pampering session. This could be in the form of hair care, nail painting or make up.

To be accepted for this role, you must:

  •  Be aged over 18
  • Pass a PVG check and occupational health screening
  • Supply two satisfactory references
  • NB - Gel nails and nail varnish cannot be worn if you are accepted for this ward based volunteer role. This is due to infection control regulations.

What we're looking for:

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS 

  •  Qualifications and experience in hair, make up and beauty treatments
  • Confidence and being pro-active in interacting with children and young people
  • Able to relate to people in a friendly and calm manner
  • Ability to empathise and to maintain complete confidentiality
  •  Adaptable, flexible and willing to learn
  • Tactful and diplomatic, especially in stressful or emotional situations
  • Creative, confident and enthusiastic
  • Polite, courteous and reliable

DESIRED CRITERIA

  • Volunteering experience
  • Experience of working in a healthcare environment and/or with children and young people
  • Recognition of the importance of boundaries and confidentiality

What we can offer you: 

  •  A unique and rewarding volunteer role
  •  Full training and hospital orientation
  • Great experience for your CV

Time Requirements: 

We ask you to commit to a minimum of one three hour shift per week (Afternoon, Monday or Friday) for a minimum of 12 months. 

 

 

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